How Hamilton won a race he seemed to have lost

How Hamilton won a race he seemed to have lost

For much of the Spanish Grand Prix it looked like Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari had the race won, but relentless driving and canny team operation combined to pull off a bit of magic for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes

The Spanish Grand Prix was always likely to be an acid test of whether Mercedes and Ferrari really can go toe-to-toe throughout the rest of the 2017 Formula 1 world championship.

Barcelona is the circuit for testing the veracity of major aerodynamic upgrades - stretching F1 cars to their limits, exposing any weaknesses, and bringing clearer resolution to the competitive picture.

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